Premier Louisville, CO Central & Mini-Split Heat Pumps
An effective and efficient source of spot or whole-home heating and air conditioning, heat pumps continue to grow in popularity with homeowners in Louisville, CO and surrounding communities. Heat pumps are available in both central models, typically working in conjunction with a furnace, and in ductless mini-split models, which can provide independent heating and cooling to specific rooms in need of a comfort assist, or setup in a zoned, whole-home system.
What Are Heat Pumps?
An air-source heat pump is essentially an air conditioner that can reverse its operation during the winter to provide heating, in addition to cooling during the summer. This makes a heat pump a year-round heating and cooling home comfort option. Heat pumps are powered by electricity and have zero reliance on common home fuels such as natural gas or propane, making them a ‘green,’ environmentally friendly home heating option. The steady growth in popularity of these systems is a good fit for the ongoing trend toward reducing the carbon footprints of our homes.
In a centrally ducted heating system, central heat pumps are used in tandem with a central gas forced air furnace in what’s known as a ‘dual fuel heating system.’ This system design provides a number of benefits, making central heat pumps an option worth considering when replacing an older central air conditioner or installing new central AC.
Ductless mini-split heat pumps, on the other hand, operate independently from a central system. Also known as mini-split heat pumps, these ductless systems provide efficient, quiet, reliable heating and cooling for individual rooms and areas in your home. Ductless mini-split heat pumps consistently gather high praise from our customers, and are great for rooms that would benefit from a year-round comfort assist. They can even be setup in a whole-home system, providing fully zoned, customizable heating and cooling. A ductless system can be fit to just what you and your home need and desire.
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Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps
Ductless heat pumps are a stylish, quiet, effective, efficient way to provide independent heating and cooling to as many rooms in your Louisville home as you like. They are great for complimenting an existing central system, and are especially popular for areas such as home offices, great rooms, and master bedrooms – but their potential home applications are far more numerous. Of special note, for heating, certain models can generate meaningful heat output even when outdoor temperatures drop as low as 10 degrees below 0. Whether to solve specific comfort issues around your home, or to supply zoned heating and cooling to most or all of your home, a ductless mini-split heat pump could be just what you’re looking for.
Louisville Mini-Split Heat Pump Benefits:
- Very responsive, effective, and reliable
- Remarkably quiet indoors & outside
- Indoor blower units are sleek & unobtrusive, and don’t require a huge hole in the wall or a window
- Outdoor condenser is much smaller & quieter than a central system unit
- Highly efficient with low operating costs – efficiencies up to 12.5 HSPF (heating) and 30+ SEER (AC)
- INVERTER-driven compressor technology uses only the energy needed to do the job
- Eliminates performance issues associated with older ducting systems that have air leaks
- The ability to create personalized ‘comfort zones’ in different areas of your home, and reduce energy consumption in areas that are not being used
Applications of Mini-Split Heat Pumps:
- Dens, dining rooms, and living rooms/great rooms
- Home offices
- Areas that experience excessive heat loss or solar gain, compared to the rest of the home
- In homes with central heating and cooling where certain rooms are consistently much colder and/or hotter than where the thermostat is located
- For homes with hot water heat, or that don’t have a central ducting system
- For any room that you want to heat and cool independently
- When central heating and cooling costs more to operate than you like
Multi-Zone Heating & Cooling and Indoor Blower Variety
Multi-zone systems are a popular mini-split heat pump option that allows more than one indoor blower unit to be powered by a single outdoor condensing unit. In some cases, it’s possible to run as many as six indoor units off of a single outdoor multi-zone condenser. This keeps the outdoor footprint extremely small, and the sound levels well contained. Indoors, the most popular blower units are the wall-mounted designs that are typically installed high up and out of the way. Other blower unit options include floor consoles, ceiling-cassette models, and small air handlers that are installed out of view.
Mini-Split Heat Pumps For The Entire Home!
As regional utilities serving Louisville and the Boulder-Denver metro area continue to move away from burning fossil fuels and towards wind and other renewable energy sources for electrical generation, homeowners are starting to follow along, swapping out aging gas and electric heating systems for more efficient, environmentally friendly home comfort options that produce a smaller carbon footprint and reduced energy bills. Ductless heat pumps are well worth considering to reach this goal, and can be used in a whole-home, fully zoned heating and cooling system.
Mitsubishi ENERGY STAR-Recognized Ductless Systems
Our team at Save Home Heat Company has been recommending Mitsubishi as our preferred ductless mini-split heat pump and air conditioner product line for homeowners in Louisville and surrounding communities for over 25 years. Mitsubishi has been a global leader in ductless comfort for over 50 years, and Save Home Heat Company is a Mitsubishi ELITE Diamond Contractor, a recognition reserved for their top dealers nationwide. The popular M- and P-Series systems from Mitsubishi Electric are recognized by the EPA as meeting or exceeding all ENERGY STAR criteria, and some of the models we regularly sell also qualify for the prestigious ENERGY STAR Most Efficient label, which each year recognizes a variety of ultra high efficiency home products.
Central Heat Pumps in Louisville
If you are satisfied with the ability of your home’s ducting system to properly distribute warm and cool air around the house, a central heat pump is an option worth considering if you’re planning to have new central AC installed, or if you are going to have an existing central air conditioner replaced.
Central heat pumps provide the exact same reliable cooling to your home as a traditional AC system, but with the bonus of also providing heat during the wintertime, as well. Working together in concert with the furnace, the heat pump will handle most or all of your home’s heating needs during relatively mild conditions, while the furnace takes over when needed. Two systems working together seamlessly, taking advantage of the benefits of both.
Dual Fuel Heating Systems
When a central heat pump is installed in tandem with a gas furnace, this is known as a ‘dual fuel heating system.’ The central heat pump (powered by electricity) will take care of the heating until demand exceeds what it can provide. If needed, it then smoothly hands off the heating job to the furnace (powered by gas) to complete the job. A reduced carbon footprint is just one of the several benefits of installing a heat pump in a dual fuel system for your Louisville home.
The advantages of a central dual fuel heating and cooling system include:
- Greener heating and cooling option than a standard furnace and AC system
- Reduced gas consumption
- Reduced carbon footprint
- Improved system efficiency
- Decreased load and increased lifespan for furnace
- Two sources of heat instead of just one (a built-in backup system)
- State-of-the-art comfort levels, all year-round
In the opinion of our home comfort team, the optimal dual fuel central heating and cooling system will be achieved by combining a high efficiency, variable-output furnace with a high-efficiency, variable-output heat pump. The result with be the quietest, most efficient, most comfortable central system you can have. Additional high performance heat pump options include high efficiency two-stage heat pumps and single-stage models.
If you are considering having a variable-output or two-stage system installed, it is very important that you work with an HVAC contractor that is highly experienced installing and servicing these premium high performance home comfort products. While proper, professional installation of any home comfort product is crucial, these systems require higher levels of expertise to get the job done right the first time. With many years of experience installing and servicing variable-output and two-stage systems, you can rely on the advice and recommendations of Save Home Heat Company.
Heat Pump Rebates in Louisville!
While we don’t know when the coffers might run dry, utility companies and manufacturers frequently offer rebates for high efficiency mini-split and central heat pump installations in Louisville and surrounding cities in the Boulder-Denver area. Please visit our Rebates &Incentives page for information on current incentives that may be available for your investment. One of our friendly and experienced staff would be glad to assist you in obtaining maximum savings!
The Best in Louisville Heat Pumps
When it comes to installing heat pumps in Louisville, you can count on our highly experienced and skilled team at Save Home Heat Company. From providing expert, low-pressure recommendations, to professional installation of your new ductless or central heat pump, your job will be done with great care and attention to every detail, every step of the way. To schedule a free heat pump installation quote or for more information, please contact our team today!
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